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Garaway handed England role

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The England and Wales Cricket Board has announced that Somerset's first-team coach, Mark Garaway, has been appointed as England's new team analyst/assistant coach.

The 32-year-old former Hampshire player, who holds the ECB's Level 4 coaching award, takes over the role from Tim Boon following his recent appointment as Leicestershire's new coach.

Garaway will join up with England's training camp at the National Cricket Centre at Loughborough next Tuesday before flying out to India with the Test squad on Sunday week.

Announcing his appointment, ECB Director of England Cricket, John Carr, said: "We are delighted that Mark has agreed to join the England Management Team.

“He was an outstanding candidate for the job and has all the experience and qualities we were looking for to fill the role of England Team Analyst/Assistant Coach.

“It is also a real bonus that Mark is available to undertake the India tour and we are most grateful to Somerset CCC in this regard."

Garaway said: "I have really enjoyed my time at Somerset and I want to thank all the players, staff and supporters.

“However, the England job has provided me with a great opportunity to experience cricket at the top level and I am greatly looking forward to it."

Garaway, who was Hampshire's reserve wicket-keeper from 1996-99, led Somerset's second XI to the Second Eleven Championship in 2004 before taking over as the club's first-team coach at the start of last season.